The internet has created some of the world’s youngest billionaires, possibly in the shortest possible time scale, ever.
The richest are Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the pair who set up Google in the late 1990s. They went from PhD students to (paper) billionaires in about five years.
The youngest is 25-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, founder of social networking site Facebook, who has returned to the billionaire list in 2010 after dropping out in 2009 amid the economic downturn.
As part of SuperPower – a season of programmes exploring the power of the internet – BBC News lists the top 26 richest internet entrepreneurs according to the latest Forbes ranking, released this week.
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